Title in the original language: Пулота
Author(s) / Creator(s): Rustam Halfin
Technique: Object, baked clay
Size / Duration: 15x15 cm .
Year of creation: The 1990s
Place of creation: Almaty
Provided by: OF Asia Art+
Keywords: surplus element; pulota
Access level: on-line
Description: Pulota - (void+fullness rus.) the simplest plastic object obtained between the fingers clenched into a fist. It is a kind of so-called "additional element" of art (according to K. Malevich). According to Halfin, it goes back to the tactile culture of nomads, the concept of "Kut" ("grace" in the Turkic culture), and the everyday tradition of modeling dry salted cheese - kurt.